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After weeks of secrecy, Senate health care bill to be released to public

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After spending weeks drafting a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act behind closed doors, Republican leaders in the Senate announced that they would release it to the rest of the Congress and the public on June 22, 2017. Continue reading

Filibuster, cloture and the nuclear option in the Senate explained

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure in which debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, obstructing progress in a legislative assembly and delaying or even preventing a vote altogether. Continue reading

Game on: Key facts about the Republican health care bill

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This week might determine the fate of a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care program popularly known as…read more

Senate Republicans send controversial letter to Iran

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Members of Congress sent a letter to Iran in the midst of negotiations over nuclear arms, in an unusual move that could complicate international relations. Continue reading

Congress Extends Popular Car Rebate Program

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The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to give $2 billion more to the government’s popular “cash for clunkers” program, which offers car owners cash back for…read more

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